Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Exhibit of Two -Artist & Poet- Collaborations

In "i am your red" I will be exhibiting work from my collaboration with poet Sarah Stern. Bibiana Huang Matheis and Poet Gold will also be showing their artist-poet collaboration in "you are my blue". Both shows are built around interests in color.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Akin Library and Museum "Meeting Past" Exhibition

"Red Net"  8'x10'  mesh fabric, thread 

Opening reception: Sunday, September 131-5pm
Exhibit: September 18 – October 18, 2015
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday1-4pm
 Fridays, 6-8pm includes music
Location: Akin Library and Museums, 378 Old Quaker Hill Road, Pawling, NY 
Venue Tel.: 845-855-5099 

PAWLING, NY – 2015 marks the fifth year that artist/curator, Bibiana Huang Matheis has organized the “Meeting Past” exhibit at The Akin Library and Museums in Pawling. This year the curator has reached out to 95 artists for inclusion in the exhibit making this event one of the largest art exhibits in Dutchess County and indeed, in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Locating “Meeting Past” within historical and natural history collections may seem at odds with a plan to exhibit contemporary art. The building, an elegant late Victorian stone structure sited on Pawling’s Quaker Hill holds the Olive Gunnison Natural History Museum, Historical Society Museum, and the Akin Library.  Adding in contemporary artworks energizes the space and permanent collections with new meaning. A number of the artists will create a site specific artwork that appears to have been part of the collection, adding to the visitor’s experience of looking through all three floors of artifacts for the artworks. 

Artists include regional artists that exhibit internationally, as well as emerging artists, ranging from 5 years of age into to the 80s. The curator has thoughtfully guided the placement of the artworks, making each piece fit into the theme of the space by working closely with the artists.

"Red and Purple"detail     mesh fabric, thread  3'x5'

These two pieces will be shown in the upstairs gallery at the Akin.  They are part of a series of new works created using mesh fabric. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August Happenings

Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
Opening Reception
August 29, 5-7 pm 
There are visual threads that are visible and others that are more subtle. Contextual Threads interlaces four artists, from the visual connections to the underlying, less tangible ones. Each artist's inspiration and working method is different yet they share a sensibility, reflected in the use of organic materials, chroma and configurations.

Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY
Artist's  Talk
August 16, 3pm
The Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation

23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY 10918
Lisa Breznak, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Riva Weinstein will lead a walk through the various buildings and outdoor spaces speaking about their work and collaboration in this exhibition.
Studio Gallery at the Seligmann Center, Background: Wool Drawings, Foreground: Forgive

Friday, June 12, 2015

Exhibit: By Chance: A Meeting of Minds, Materials and Meaning

The Seligmann Center 
at the Citizen's Foundation

On View Saturday, June 20-Thursday, July 30

Opening Reception Saturday, June 20, 5:00-8:00pm 
with a performance by Weinstein at 7:30pm
Presented in Seligmann's Studio, the Robert Fagan Art Library & the Seligmann grounds

Mimi Czajka Graminski  Wool Drawing 5     24"x36"   raw dyed wool on vellum
My work is in the Seligmann Studio and the outdoor sculpture is in the Bog. 

Here is the link for hours and directions.
And a link about the Center:
Lisa Breznak, Rose Parade, Photo by Howard Goodman, Clay, paint , 22K gold leaf

By Chance: A Meeting of Minds, Material and Meaning features new works by artists Lisa Breznak, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Riva Weinstein. This multimedia exhibition includes sculpture, fiber, two-dimensional and ephemeral works drawn from nature. The exhibition will be presented in Kurt Seligmann's Studio, the Robert Fagan Art Library (located on the second level of the Seligmann home) and throughout the Seligmann Center grounds.  A Summer Solstice Celebration will follow. 

LISA BREZNAK is a sculptor living and working in Peekskill, New York. Using a variety of materials and patinas, her anthropomorphized forms address universal issues of the human condition and the natural world. Breznak exhibits internationally and has had residencies in the United States and Japan. She has lectured on her work at Seika University Kyoto Prefectural University, and the Kyoto International Group, Japan, the Dorsky Museum, and Exit Art in New York City. Breznak holds degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY, and Goddard College.http://www.lisabreznak.com/

Mimi Czajka Graminski, Wool Drawing 4 (pink)Dyed wool on vellum, 21"x36"

MIMI CZAJKA GRAMINSKI juxtaposes unusual materials with traditional hand crafts, bringing new meaning to both. She has exhibited work nationally at venues that include Pratt/ Munson Williams Proctor Gallery, Abecedarian Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum, Islip Museum, Katonah Museum, and Sam Houston University Gallery, the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Exit Art, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, and Haggin Museum. Graminski’s work in Love of Art at The Hat Factory, New York was highlighted in the New York Times. Graminski lives and works in Red Hook, New York.http://mimigraminski.blogspot.com

Riva Weinstein, Photograph of performance at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 2014

RIVA WEINSTEIN  creates site specific performances and installations using every day experiences and materials. Weinstein has exhibited work throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, Los Angeles, and New Zealand. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Exit Art and the Dorsky Museum and is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum. She has received awards for her use of reclaimed materials, and presented workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. http://rivaweinstein.com/


The Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation
23 White Oak Drive, Chester, NY 10918


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Modern Scu;pture and the Romantic Landscape

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                                                                          Angle of Repose:Dawn to Dusk, detail
                                                                              local locust, gold leaf, crocheted brass wire

Modern Sculpture &  
The Romantic Landscape
Wilderstein is pleased to announce a new exhibition of contemporary outdoor sculptures by emerging Hudson Valley artists.
Exhibition runs June 7 through October 31. 
Featured artists include Mark Bennett, Laura Cannamela, Andy Fennell, Robert Filipek, Mimi Graminski, Jennifer Harris, Steve Jennis, Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick, Melora Kuhn, and William Logan.
Saturday, June 6 
5 to 7 pm
Tickets $25
Please RSVP to 845.876.4818 or
Wilderstein Historic Site is a house museum in Rhinebeck, New York. The estate, with its exquisite Queen Anne mansion and Calvert Vaux designed landscape, is widely regarded as the Hudson Valley's most important example of Victorian architecture. Wilderstein was the home of Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, a distant cousin and confidante of Franklin Roosevelt. Tours, gift shop, hiking trails, and spectacular Hudson River views.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Summer 2015 Exhibits

Wax and Wool   30"x 20"x1"  beeswax and carded wool

Sculpture & The Romantic Landscape
Wilderstein Historic Site
330 Morton Rd.,  Rhinebeck, NY  www.wilderstein.org  845.876.4818
Preview Party  June 6, 5-7 pm $25
June 7 - October 31, 9-4 daily  free of charge
Eleven artists site their work in this beautiful historic landscape on the Hudson River
Curated by Jennifer Harris
My sculpture is a site specific work near the former tennis court.

 By Chance: A Meeting of Minds, Material and Meaning
The Seligmann Center at the Citizens Foundation
23-26 White Oak Dr., Sugar Loaf, NY
Opening Reception June 20, 5-8 pm
June – August   Mon-Fri 10-3
Three artists Lisa Breznak, Mimi Czajka Graminski and Riva Weinstein exhibit their work, site specific installation and performance throughout this Center for Surrealism
Curated by Olivia Baldwin  
My work is at the Studio Gallery as well as in the Bog.  Image above will be in the Studio Gallery.

Contextual Threads
Wired Gallery
11 Mohonk Rd., High Falls, NY   
www.thewiredgallery.com   682.564.5613
Opening Reception  August 29, 5-7 pm
August 29 - September 27   Sat and Sun 11-4
A four person show with Patricia Fabricant, Mimi Czajka Graminski, Laura Moriarty and Elisa Pritzker.
Curated by Elisa Pritzker

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Selected Prints from a New Portfolio

Redwing Trill Series wire monoprint 12"x18"
Redwing Trill Series  wire monoprint 12"x18"
Redwing Trill Series wire monoprint 12"x18"

Monday, April 13, 2015

A new piece while I should be working on other things...

As yet untitled   wool,cotton,other fibers crocheted  dimensions variable

Monday, March 30, 2015

Small Wall Sculptures

Wind Gate 6"x3"x1" vellum, fabric, pin

The Water Music is so Soft Here fabric,pin 38"x2"x2"